Sunday, January 22, 2012

Southwest Baby Quilt

What a cute panel--even the border is part of the panel.
35 x 46
Light custom quilting. 
I just followed the print as if it were pieced. 
Added a little breeze above these cute cacti. 
This inside blue border was 33 5/8 inches and I wanted to do a simple piano key on the white border. Here is what I do when I have an oddball size. Instead of trying to divide and measure evenly, I measure a piece of adding machine tape the exact length and then fold it in the center, then fold each half in the center, and so on, until I get down to about the size I want. Then you can mark the quilt evenly. The top and bottom of the center borders were 23 3/8 so they came out a little different than the sides. But to get a nice square corner, this works for me. 
Little cactus matching backing.  When my client brought this to me, she said she was cleaning out her sewing cupboard and this had been there for a long time.  The backing actually measured 45.5 inches with only a 1/4 inch selvage!
  It's been a lot of years since I have seen a piece of fabric an actual 45 inches!



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